HOLIDAY HOME INSTALLATION: @LIVE LOUD GIRL STAYS

The best thing about installatios is seeing things come to life. All the thought we put into the choice of materials, the color pallet and finding unique items to make it a whole are just thoughts on paper up to the moment they are put into place. Where we usually do this for clients, this time around the istallation was for my own holiday home: Live Loud Girl Stays. A little three bedroom home near the Dutch Coast.

You might have seen some of the things we had put on the wish list. And slowly but surely we found all the right items. Some were bought in vintage stores (who would have known this lamp would look so amazing), other items were carefully selected from some of our favorite brands and local Dutch stores.

Every project starts with inspiration (Pinterest, magazines, Instagram…). For the mood board we will choose items we want to use to see how they work in combination with the chosen colors. It then all comes together with the actual installation where you will find us on a latter hanging a lamp or applying the wall paper.

There are a few items that really make this place special for me. I can’t hide the fact that I’m a huge fan of cane webbing. I love it for chairs, stools, cabinets…you name it. So when the Dutch supplier NLXL launched their new range, I could not wait to get my hands on it. A statement wall does not get more statement then this! I am giddy as a goat to have not one, but 2 designs of this wall paper making their appearance in the home. One as backdrop for the pink cabinet in the living room, the other as a headboard in the master bedroom.

The kitchen had a make over thanks to these new cabinets from De Oude Interieurbouw. I might be biased choosing this supplier (yes, my brother is also into interiors…) but they are honestly incredible. We kept the base of the kitchen and changed the sink, the cabinets doors and the kitchen counter top to black.

For the bathroom we (read: I) went a bit bolder. Yet the gorgeous pink Design Tegels will make you feel like you are showering on a pink cloud. The finishing touch here is the Finnish Woodio wash bassin. The washbasin is 100% waterproof wood composite that consists of real wood chips. And did you see the stunning &tradition Journey wall lights next to the mirror. Talking about finishing touches!

For the soft styling there were also some items on my wishlist like the table and Flowerpot pendant from &tradition. And how I love this amazing chair from rattan chair in the living room. It contrasts beautifully with the softer tones of the sofa and accessories.

Just before the end of the year we finished up this cozy holiday home on the Dutch coast. We will be staying here when we are back home, yet it is also available to rent! If you are interested, get in touch! We would love to host you and give you the full Live Loud Girl experience during your stay!

SHOP THE LOOK: Velvet cushion cover Harmony via Smallable | Cane webbing wallpaper NLXL | Flowerpot Pendant &Tradition | Print Je T’aime Smallable | Woodio Washbasin | Muuto dots via Smallable | Vintage Cane Thonet Chair | Ikea dining table

HOW TO SHELFIE

Now what is a shelfie?
A shelfie is a widely hashtagged social media pic of a shelf that you put some time and effort into. So no need for duck faces or wrinkle filters, it is only your shelf and its content that needs to look good.
For interior stylists like us it is a nice way to display a combination of some of our own treasures and new favorites while demonstrating our styling skills.

Since we always get so many comments on the shelfies we install (either in projects or at home) we wanted to take the time to show you how we roll when creating a shelfie. Now nothing is written in stone and you can shuffle around as much as you like, there are just a few pointers that we want to share.

We always love to start with a blank canvas, in this case: an empty shelf.
We are starting off with some beautiful acrylic shelves from By Something Els

Our first item is always the books. Use some (esthetically correct) favorites of the kids, different sizes, colors or maybe just go for that beautiful cover.
Second thing to add is a cute postcard or small print.
For accessorising we love wooden toys like Pinch Toys or the Animal Kingdom from Sarah & Bendrix. They just add that touch of vintage and warmth that we think can not be left out.
To funk things up we like to use some signage. Words on banners, flags, signs… they can all work well depending on the vibe you want to create.

Don’t think you are done just yet as we like to do what is called: styling off the shelf. The space between, above and under the shelves to us is just as important.
So we start off with hanging something in between. A garland is always a good idea as it adds color, texture and a different shape.
You can also hang something to the side or above the shelves like we did with the mini tiger rug before in the playroom. And definitely do not forget the space under the shelves. As storage addicts we love to extend our shelfie to the top part of a storage basket or box so that we use the whole part of the wall.
Styling off the shelf also allows you to pull things out of balance. Balance in your life is good but your shelf can very well do without it.

There you have it. We hope we inspire you with the short videos of how we handle a shelfie for a girls and a boys room and a more neutral one. Give it a go, have some fun. And remember, if you are not happy with it, just start again from scratch.

Shelfie 1- Neutral

Cars Pinch toys | Moon Zoe Rumeau | Hoop Aro For Kids | Mushroom Severina Kids | Print My deer | Flamingo Fiona Walker | Print Peek & Pack | Garland Severina Kids |  Acrylic Shelves By Something Els

Shelfie 2- Girls

Wooden animals Sarah Hendrix | Moon Zoe RumeauHoop Aro For KidsMushroom Severina KidsFlamingo Fiona WalkerPrint Peek & Pack | Garland Velveteen Babies |  Rhino Severina KidsAcrylic Shelves By Something Els

Shelfie 3 – Boys

Cars Pinch toys | Moon Zoe Rumeau | Hoop Aro For Kids | Mushroom Severina Kids |  Flag Bobo Choses  | Lucky Boy Sunday dollAcrylic Shelves By Something Els

DUBAI DESIGN WEEK 2017 FAVOURITES

The Dubai Design week 2017 were kicked off yesterday with the opportunity for bloggers to visit the trade fair before the crowds come in. Why? Well, we just love to get a good shot of some beautiful design without someone behind it that we otherwise would need to shop away. Anything for a perfect pic right?

This early bird special does get us in the mood for this week because this is the most inspirational time for design lovers like us in Dubai. Design, in any shape or form, is an essential part of our life. It is something genuine and interesting, and we love learning about it and being surprised by it’s functionality or creativity.

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GUEST ON THE BLOG @HEL_BOW

@hel_bow is one of those  inspiring Instagram accounts that we came across lately and just have to keep looking at. Helens photo’s are so clean, simply gorgeous. She is a great photographer who shares her daily dose of life and motherhood in a beautiful feed.
When we approached her to be a Summer Guest on the Blog, she mentioned that she was redoing her daughters bedroom which she will share with us today. We think she has a great talent for styling…
Helen shares her favorite products and best shops with us so we hope this post will inspire you to get up and take on that project after your summer holiday!

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